Tool Cabinet Build #18: Saw Till and Tambours Finally Finished!

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Blog entry by Airframer posted 04-13-2015 03:00 AM 1900 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Saw Till and Tambours #3... Part 18 of Tool Cabinet Build series Part 19: Starting On The Box Doors.. Plus Bonus Dovetail Tool Mod »

We had some nice weather today so the shop door was opened and sanding and finishing of the second door commenced.

Once that was done they both got a good waxing along with the channels.

Then the back was glued in place and with some accidental interior squeeze out issues cleaned up I now have a functional saw till with two tambour access doors. So easy a toddler can use ‘em lol.

He spent the next 10 minutes opening and closing them. He even moved his saw into the till lol.

I got out the GoPro and get a video of them in action made.. nothing spectacular but gets the point across.

Next up is the doors! Thanks for following along.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#1 posted 04-13-2015 12:01 PM

Great job Eric. Now your saws will be dust free, but easily accessible when you need them.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 04-13-2015 12:22 PM

Awesome and unique, Eric. Looks good, works well, and the boy is entertained. Sounds like a win all the way around!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#3 posted 04-13-2015 01:14 PM

That is a really good use of some of the dead space behind a plane till. Original use of tambour doors also. You don’t see tambours on tool storage cabinets.
Something about doors and toddlers just keeps them entertained for hours.
Dovetails are looking pretty good also.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 04-13-2015 01:36 PM

Very nice, Eric!
I assume your son will inherit the toolchest…sure hope he still likes the tambours in 30 years…since they cannot be removed! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#5 posted 04-13-2015 02:44 PM

So cool AF!

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 04-13-2015 04:05 PM

Thanks guys!

It is actually a relief to get this part of the build out of the way. As was mentioned you don’t see this in tool cabinet builds so I was beginning to think there was a good reason for it lol.

Terry he will inherit it if it last that long lol. As of now he thinks it is already his! He moved his planes in just before we closed up shop.

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#7 posted 04-15-2015 12:50 PM

Very nice Eric ! Terry’s got the process down right as well ..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 04-17-2015 05:50 PM

Good stuff. Looks like a grrr8 lil helper there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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